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Sports Information Director
Responsible for serving as the primary media contact, to include public relations and publicity functions, game day operations, update and maintenance of statistical information, production of social and digital media and game programs for assigned sports. Coordinates editorial content of the athletic website. Reports to the Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Information.
Attends all athletic events as feasible. Establishes and maintains good working relationships with appropriate local, state and national media representatives. Hires and supervises scorekeepers and statisticians for all home athletic events. Handles all requests for media credentials and coordinates and assigns seating for all media representatives at home athletic events. Maintains statistical records for all sports. Prepares reports required by conferences or national athletic associations of which the university may be a member. Writes and designs all media guides, game programs and recruiting materials for assigned sports. Handles all requests from the media for interviews, photographs, information, etc. Prepares sports releases for distribution to the media. Writes and publishes a booster club newsletter. Maintains distribution lists for all media outlets. Serves as liaison between the Department of Athletics and the Alumni Relations Office. Attends local, regional, conference and national meetings as required. Performs other duties as assigned.
Must be able to lift and move equipment. Work in an office setting for hours at a time. Must have the ability to climb stairs in order to gain access to bleachers, press boxes, etc.
A minimum of two years experience in sports information, media relations, print or electronic journalism, and/or sports reporting. Heavy emphasis on writing skills and experience. Experience with still photography helpful, especially sports photography.
Heavy emphasis on writing and oral communication skills. Working knowledge of publication design and computerized statistical compilation. Must possess excellent organizational, problem-solving, and management skills. PC skills required, preferably with sports-statistic and/or desktop publishing software. Must be able to type proficiently.
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in sports management, mass communications or journalism.
Excellent writing skills with the ability to work under pressure and strict deadlines. Excellent oral communications and public relations skills. Attention to detail required. *Must be able to work nights and weekends as needed. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is considered security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.